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suzanne malveaux traveling with the president this morning. she'll join us live with the latest on his departure. >>> seven former members of the u.s. air force claiming aliens in ufos have visited earth to deliver a warning. and they want the government to come clean. could it be that we have been visited by e.t.? >> hope so. >>> meantime, the a.m. fix blog is up and running. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> we begin with a developing story out of iraq. an american service member now in custody suspected of fatally shooting two u.s. soldiers and wounding a third. >> military officials say they died in a "noncombat incident" in fallujah. barbara starr is live at the pentagon. this is a very, very tragic story. what are your sources telling you about what may have happened? >> well, john and kiran, this is the most terrible news for two military families, of course. the military announcing it does have a soldier in custody regarding this case. the man in custody is identified by the military as specialist neftali platero. suspected in shooting deaths of two soldiers. the two men died in this in
and no doctor knew why? what would you do? "360" m.d. sanjay gupta introduces us tonight to the disease detectives, trying to solve medicine's toughest mysteries. that's part one of a week-long series. we begin tonight, though, keeping them honest with christine o'donnell and how she spent money from her last campaign. last week after searching federal campaign filings we learned that the surprise republican nominee for u.s. senator from delaware had checks and expense records that didn't seem to add up. apparently, spending campaign money on personal expenses after the campaign was over, which would be a violation of federal election law. for instance, take a look. this check for $475. ms. o'donnell labeled it as "mileage reimbursement." but it was written three months after her last campaign ended. or this, $600 for her utility bill, paid to delmarva power. again, the campaign was over. tonight, more checks have surfaced, including campaign dollars to pay rent on ms. o'donnell's home, rent going to her campaign lawyer and former boyfriend, who bought the home from her when she could n
child got sick and no doctor knew why? what would you do? 360 md sanjay gupta introduces us to the "the disease detectives," trying to solve med zin's toughest mysteries. this is part one of a week-long series. we begin "keeping them honest" with christine o'donnell and how she spent money. last week after searching, we learned that the nominee from u.s. senator from delaware had checks and expense records that didn't seem to add up, apparently spending campaign money on personal expenses after the campaign was over which would be a violation of federal election law. for instance, take a look. this check for $475, mrs. o'donnell labeled it for mileage reimbursement but written three months after her last campaign ended. or $600 for her utility bill, paid to delmarva power. again, the campaign was over. tonight, more checks have surfaced. including campaign money paying for her home and money going to the her former boyfriend who bought the home when she couldn't make the payments. ms. o'donnell said she has done nothing unethical. she's not talking. you'll see what happened when gary tu
why? what would you do? 360 md sanjay gupta introduces us to the "the disease detectives" solving medicine's toughest mysteries. this is part one 06 a week-long series. we begin "keeping them honest" with christine o'donnell and how she spent money. last week after searching, we learned that the nominee from u.s. senator from delaware had checks and expense records that didn't seem to add up, apparently spending campaign money on personal expenses after the campaign was over which would be a violation of federal election law. for instance, take a look. this check for $475, mrs. o'donnell labeled it for mileage reimbursement but written three months after her last campaign ended. or $600 for her utility bill, paid to delmarva power. again, the campaign was over. more checks have surfaced including campaign money paying for her home and money going to the her former boyfriend who bought the home when she couldn't make the payments. ms. o'donnell said she hadn't done anything unethical. she's not talking. you'll see what happened when gary tuckman tried to talk to her. this weekend s
released a draft document that many of us have been waiting for. they are calling it a pledge to america. it outlines, values, policies and the ideals a republican-led congress will pursue in 2011. tonight we have a sneak peek of some of the key elements. on the economy republicans are vowing to end all job-killing tax hikes. they want to provide small businesses with tax cuts. they vow to stand in the way of excessive federal regulation. they call it washington's red tape factory. they will repeal the 1099 health care requirement on fiscal responsibility and the size of government. gop pledges to cut government spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. cut congress' budget and end tarp forever. they take fannie mae and freddie mac out of the hands of government and hold weekly votes on spending cuts. they will repeal and replace the government take over of health care an action they vow to undertake immediately. fear not democrats, the gop have a plan of their own they will allow health care to be purchased across state lines, expand health savings accounts ensure access for preexisti
about most, the u.s. economy. he again accused republicans of standing in the way. >> we don't have time for anymore games. i understand there's an election coming up. but the american people didn't send us here to just think about our jobs, they sent us here to think about theirs. they sent us here to think about their lives and their children's lives and to be responsible. and to be serious about the challenges we face as a nation. that's what members of both parties have now done with this small business jobs bill. and i hope we can work together to do the same thing on middle class tax relief in the weeks to come. >> let's bring in our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, the president, he came out, very forceful, saying, yes, there may be a deal on some tax breaks for businesses, small businesses, but there's a big battle brewing over tax rates overall for the american public? >> that's right, this is nothing new that we heard today in that sense because over the past couple of weeks, this is what the white house has been pushing very hard on and they have been going after re
the american people are behind us on these issues and one of the attorney generals said we are doing what congress should have done. >> one comment. this is going to the u.s. supreme court probably going to be a 5-4 decision. they will say the commerce clause applies. five are going our way. i'm going to predict that right now this is the greatest intrusion by the federal government in the commerce laws ever in history that's why they are bailing out like attorney general strickland said and trying to go on the tax issue. we went on that too, there's nothing in the law that allows them to do this. nothing in the constitution that allows the kind of tax they are proposing. they are weak on this, we are going to win. >> greta: alabama, what is your reaction? >> folks in alabama are like folks across the country. they feel disinfranchised, they feel like their rights were trampled. they weren't buying votes with their own money they were using our known buy votes for things we don't want. whether it was ben nelson's deal the deal over in louisiana, in alabama, i think we long for the good ol
and what not. >> and people. thanks for tuning in for us this morning. three huge storms to tell you about, tropical storm karl dumping rain, hundreds forced from their homes. karl could become a hurricane by tomorrow. now to igor, check out this amazing footage from nasa. the hurricane now 550 miles lorng. igor threatening to generate life threatening rip currents along the coast this weekend. hurricane julia is not expected to be a danger to land. major nidal hasan expected in court today. his lawyer wants to close his hearing to the public and media. he says it will jeopardize his right to a fair trial. proceedings set to start on october 12th. weather music for the headlines today. the warnings came but no one listened. pipe that blew up in san bruno, california was flagged for repair in 2009. four people died spewing flames into the street and destroying several nearby homes. the million dollars set aside haven't been spent. arnold schwarzenegger makes his first official visit to the site after returning from asia. president obama's bill design to open up credit to small businesses wi
in thursday's u.s. senate republican primary in delaware. she now faces the general election 40 days from now. o'donnell is single, 42 years old with a background in public relations. previously she sought the republican nomination for u.s. senate during the 2006 primaries. four years ago. and she lost. in 2008, two years ago, she gained the uncontested republican nomination for the u.s. senate in the general election, challenging city senator joe biden. biden won by 457,000 to o'donnell's 140,000. biden outspent o'donnell $4.9 million, to o'donnell's $116,000. nearly 32 times 2 times bigger o'donnell's budget. her opponent for the 2010 republican primary for the u.s. senate was michael castle, a nine-and former two-term governor of delaware. >> don't ever understint the power of we, the people. >> two months ago she had no money, no campaign, and many believed in no chance. with a 23% approval rating, she looked like a long shot against the household name of michael castle. but the palin endorsement led to a $600,000 pledge to the o'donnell campaign by the tea party. even after her victory,
, not a run. i'm not getting on the train to da if there's running. >> there will be no running from us. we got a golf cart. i got, like, those tony soprano sweats, velour and we'll be smoking. we're in new york, we have msnbc and "time" magazine analyst laura halprin. chris jansing and in washington, d.c., nbc political analyst pat buchanan. i don't know if pat is lathered up by what happened last night. pat, we'll get to you in a minute. i was awakened though in the middle of the night by a three-alarm -- not tweet, a three-alarm column by mark halprin, framing last night in opinion pox lip tick terms for the republican party. >> so apocalyptic. republicans were taking a senate seat, there was a building block to get back to the senate majority. it's gone barring some truly unforeseeable development. absolute binary switch. republicans now almost impossible to come up with a way they get the ten-seat majority. in the longer term it shows the republican party has a huge problem. they've benefit friday the tea party movement so far. they'll benefit in november but maybe having a huge, huge
. they'll play another tune for us. that wraps it up. >> eric: magic man will be the tune. carolina. hurricane earl is a powerful category 3 storm. winds at 125 miles per hour off the coast of cape hatteras. it could make its way up to maine by the weekend. full fox coverage including the latest from the hurricane center out of miami. there is a fox news alert. jobs. the private sector lost 10,000 jobs in august. it's going the wrong way, that arrow is. martha: turn these things around. this report does not include government jobs. it's just private sector jobs. it's clearly a sign the economy is struggling to get back on its feet. bill: varney and company, what do you think of this? >> we were supposed to be adding hundreds of thousands of new private sector jobs each and every month. that where we were supposed to be. but we lost 10,000 jobs in the month of august in the private sector. they were spread around, small business 6,000, medium size business, net, net, 10,000 jobs. they are at the heart of our economic problems and the concerns coming up for november. president obama i
weather center tracking all of this for us this morning. so are they still in a situation where the waters are still rising now? >> no, the river at least at portage did crest last night. but it's going to remain above flood stage for quite some time. not only across wisconsin, but southern and central parts of minnesota. we've got all these rivers that are actually draining into the mississippi. and we're going to see some issues, i think, downstream from there, as well. so that's issue number one. issue number two is -- more immediate concerns, what's going on in portage. here's where the river crested. the record is is 20.5 feet. it crested just above that last night. and now it's at about 20.2 feet. we're at near record strange. major flood stage, but not expected to come back down below flood stage really until late wednesday into thursday. so we've got quite some time before this river really gets below the danger zone. and what i mean by danger zone is, well, usually after a river crests, we can relax, but because of this situation where you have all of that pressure on this very, v
's not a local crackpot running for dog catcher. it's christine o'donnell, a republican nominee for u.s. senate and a darling of the surging tea party movement. here's her surprising claim resurfacing from a 1999 interview. >> i dabbled into witchcraft. i never joined a coven. >> you were a witch? >> i didn't join a coven. let's get this straight. >> i love this, you're a witch. you go i was a witch. wait. >> that's exactly why. because -- because i dabbled into witchcraft, hung around people doing these things. i'm not making this stuff up. i know what they told me they do. >> okay. her kmenltds are raising eyeb w eyebrows and concerns from the gop establishment. but what matters most of what voters are thinking just six weeks ahead of the midterm elections. jim acosta will join wisconsin the results of a weekend straw poll. and john avalon looks at her mission, damage control. o'donnell canceled two sunday talk show appearances after this came to light. and now you are calling her the new queen of wing nuts. >> ah, the queen of the wing nuts. this week she was clear to say she was not a wing
. >> sreenivasan: the u.s. has set a one-year target for getting a framework peace agreement. u.s. troops joined iraqi forces today, in a raid in fallujah, the former insurgent stronghold. they were searching for a senior al-qaeda operative. it was unclear if he was one of the six people killed. earlier this week, american units fought in a two-day battle with al-qaeda militants. u.s. forces officially ended their combat role on september first, but they can still take part in operations, if the iraqis ask for help. in afghanistan, police fired into the air to disperse hundreds of protesters just outside kabul. at least one person was killed and 45 others wounded. the protesters were demonstrating against scattered burnings of the koran in the u-s last weekend. most of the injuries came from ricocheting bullets. police said the taliban are using the rallies to incite violence, ahead of next week's elections. lawmakers in france voted today to raise the retirement age to 62 to stem losses in the pension system. the national assembly, the lower house of the french parliament, approved sweeping ret
as. i see it as an opportunity. i'm going to have to face that same hostility in the u.s. senate. they are no different than some of the people i will be serving with this november. if i'm afraid to face the liberal media, how can i earn the voters' trust to face the liberals in washington, d.c. and stand up for what is right? >> sean: a lot has been reported on. we had karl rove on this program last night and the things that he has said. let me run some of the tape and get your reaction. >> this was about mike castle's bad votes. it does conservatives little good to support candidates who while they may be conservative in their public statements, do not events the characteristics of rectitude and truthfulness and sincerity and character the voters are looking for. and we'll see if she can answer these questions. she sure as heck didn't answer them thus far in the campaign. >> sean: your reaction? >> we did answer them on our website. i'm hoping that maybe it is just the fog of war that hasn't cleared yet. i want to give him the benefit of the doubt that when all this seattle --
with washington. let us not forget that the tea party stands for taxed enough already. i think people are very upset with the size of government and they're upset with the spending going on and upset with the direction that the country is heading in. >> the republicans didn't recognize that. it didn't take, you know a political genius to figure out that people were mad as hell and weren't going to take it any more. >> yes, ychris, i do. the republican establishment in washington, yes, i do believe they were taken off stream and i think a lot of the leaders here very comfortable in washington and don't get back to their districts as much and don't travel around the country as much. i've heard, i've seen it and it's not a shock to me. it's a shock to a lot of the people in the building behind me. >> do you feel like you were delivered this huge gift? >> i am not going to count any chickens before they're hatched because i learned a dramatic lesson during the presidential primary in 2008 the voters will have their say and all the predictions can kind of get thrown out the window. ron is doing a v
's senate g.o.p. primary. >> molly lyon live for us in boston with the roundup of all the results. good morning you to. >> good morning, steve, gretchen and brian. that's right, you know, total upset win in delaware, this is really a big story where the tea party favorite christine o'donnell managed to beat out mike castle. really a political legend in that state for the g.o.p. nomination for the senate seat. castle was a nine term congressman, is a nine term congressman and a former governor and won statewide election a dozen times. was backed by state g.o.p. leaders who aggressively slammed o'donnell throughout the course of this campaign referring to her as a liar and fraud. she proved him wrong, though, showing she could win this election. she won with 53% over castle's 47%. the national republican senatorial congratulated o'donnell. in a brief and underwhelming statement last night. she wouldn't be getting some national support because they don't think she'll be able to beat the democratic challenger in the fall. a very tight race, even right now as the votes are coming in between
and preserve them to be used in god's appropriate context. we need to address sexuality with young people. and masturbation is part of sexuality, but it is important to discuss this from a moral point of view. >> masturbation is a selfish act. it's a lustful one, and we are to walk with pure hearts, not adulterous lusting hearts. >> the bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. so you can't masturbate without lust. >> that was christine o'donnell's job before getting into politics full-time. she was the president and founder of an organization called the salt. which when it wasn't busy warning kids not to get busy with themselves, it was trying to convince gay people that they can be cured of the gay. this is now the republican nominee for senate in the great state of delaware. this is who republicans now spent the day today lining up behind and sending money to. the thing about christine o'donnell that is so interesting about her as a politico, aside from some of her incredibly interesting views, is that even though she has been portrayed as an out of nowhere political o
to ask o'donnell about how she is handling campaign money. karl paladino is willing to talk to us. what is up with those racially offensive and pornographic e-mails he used to forward to his friends the republican nominee for governor of new york joins us. >>> a shocking story of a home invasion that turned into multiple murder. a woman telling a bank teller her family is being held hostage and a short time later she is dead and so is her daughter. we begin keeping them honest. tonight she's sharing a forum with her opponent chris coons, in the money race she's raking it in, claiming close to $1 million in contributions in the last 24 hours alone. karl rove who dissed her primary night did something of a 180 today, and long-time supporter sarah palin gave her free advice about only talking to friendly media. watch. >> she's going to have to dismiss that go with her gut, get out there speak to the american people, speak through fox news and let the independents who are tuning in to you, let them know what it is that she stands for. the principles behind her positions. >> it used to be ne
have been hit hardest by the recession and who need to create the jobs that will get us out of it foot the bill for the democrats' two-year advent neurexpanded government. >> iing not believe that when i heard it. he thinks that the wealthiest americans have paid the biggest price. well, just a minute. mcconnell couldn't have picked the worst week to profess his loyalty to the superrich in this country, because today the u.s. crennus bureau released a report showing 43.6 million americans now live in poverty in this country. my friends, that is 10 million more people than live in the entire state of california. it's more people that live in new york and texas combined. 4 million americans have fallen below the poverty level in the last year alone. now, mcconnell uses his time on the senate floor to protect, the tax cuts for the top 2% in this country. now, it seems to me he doesn't give a damb about the 14.3% of americans that have absolutely nothing. blocked unemployment benefit extensions this year. conservatives say hey these people were fat, lazy and sitting on the couch and didn't
of this coming, but nobody in america did. thank you, keith. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. i'm not saying that everyone will remember where he or she was when christine o'donnell won the republican nomination for senate from delaware, but i will remember where i was. i was here on msnbc 24 hours ago. and in the wake of that ever lasting gobsmacker, i traveled from our home studios in new york here to washington, d.c. for the rare opportunity to sit down with the man who for a very long time -- a long, long, long time -- held the senate seat that christine o'donnell now wants. tonight my sit-down with vice president joe biden. the vice president had plenty to say about the delaware senate race. a pretty bold assessment of the possible repeal of don't ask, don't tell. and some very direct talk for the democratic base. >> one reason i want to be on your show is to tell the progressives out there, you know, get in gear, man. >> having just given away why the vice president would agree to spend a good part of his day with me today. we will get to the rest of w
's limited. use it to connect with local voters whom you'll be serving versus appeasing national media seeking your destruction. there are plenty of liberal media outlets that probably want letter to fail, but i want to make it clear, i'm not one of them. we're not trying to beat up on christine o'donnell. we also have questions about her opponent, chris coons. they're running for a seat in the u.s. senate. they should be ready and open to answering questions from all quarters. christine o'donnell wants to serve the people of delaware, not just those who agree with her, and it's our job to help voters make um their own minds. i'm not making a big deal out of 11-year-old witch craft comments or the stuff she said about touching yourself years ago, want to ask her specifics about checks she wrote, serious allegations from former aides and employees, people who ran her campaigns. there's one media outlet sarah palin told her she should use, fox news, and tonight o'donnell broke her silence on sean hannity's program in the last hour. remarkably, though, she was never asked during the 20-mi
with no name, newt gingrich is with us. welcome back. >> good to be with you. >> sean: nobody wants to be seen with barack obama. nobody wants to be seen with nancy pelosi. more democrats are running ads against health care than for health care this is about a republican civil war, if you listen to the media. >> the news media will do everything it can for the next 47 days to try to talk about anything except 9.6% . -- unemployment. trillions in debt. disaster of the democratic party's health bill. the failure of the democratic either in the gulf of mexico with the bp oil disaster. the elite media will try turn every return right, if republicans are still standing on election day whether it is christine o'donnell or it is angle in nevada or it is rand paul in kentucky or you name it, they are gonna win. and they are gonna win for a simple reason. the obama democrats have been grinding the economy into the dust. leaving americans unemployed. we just had the highest number in poverty released today. i think in years. we have the highest number of -- >> sean: one in seven americans in poverty now
us how we needed to get behind the party. and how we needed to get behind a candidate that was electable. what i really want to do is tell you folks how to work with a candidate and how to get things done. and i said, sir, with all due respect, no one is going to tell us how to take care of business. >> we're not going to do what you say anymore, carl. this morning it was limbaugh's turn to freak out. >> i've never heard karl so animated against a democrat as she was against christine o'donnell last night. talking about christine o'donnell's baggage, where is the criticism of democrats? where has it been? if 51 seats was really the objective, if getting that majority is really that important, then lets go balls to the wall for christine o'donnell. >> happy thoughts, happy thoughts, happy thoughts. this morning, christine o'donnell swung back at rove and turned to the unsmooth unfactual word to refudiate the charges. >> everything he's saying is unfactual, and it's a shame because he's the same so-called political guru that predicted i wasn't going to win. and we won an
friendly news outlets. tonight why shouldn't those who want to lead us be able to answer tough questions? as karl rove mentions, there's plenty to ask about how she's handling campaign money. >>> also tonight the other big upset winner, carl paladino, is he willing to talk, joining us live tonight, sending out letters to potential voters who literally smell of garbage. who's behind the junk mail, and what's up with the e-mails he used to forward to his friends. we'll talk to him, republican nominee join us. >>> and a shocking story of a home invasion that turned into multiple murder. newly released video of a woman telling a bank teller her family is being held hostage and a short time later she's dead and so are her two daughters. we'll take you into the courtroom. >>> we begin with keeping them honest with the tea party sensation, delaware's gop senatorial nominee christine o'donne o'donnell. she's trailing chris coons but in the money race she's raking it in, claiming close to $1 million in contributions in the last 24 hours alone. karl rove who dissed her primary night did something
right now is taking place far from home. fortunately for us, it could not be in better hands than those of hillary clinton and george mitchell. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being us. right now it's time for the "the ed show" with ed schultz. >>> good evening, americans and welcome to the "the ed show." tonight live from the napgsz's capital, washington, d.c., these stories on the table and hit my hot buttons at this hour. republicans' senate minority leader mitch mcconwill. shamed of himself. in the same week that we find out that 43 million americans live in poverty he's got the nerve to say that the wealthy suffer the most during this recession. he's going to pay for that one with commentary coming up in reaction from the president of naacp in just a moment. >>> joe biden has a message for progressives, get it in gear. well, get it but people who he should be screaming at are the ones in his white house. my advice coming up in the battleground story tonight. >>> and leading republican propaganda sarah palin's taken psycho talker christine o'donnell under her wing. she's telli
something later today and tomorrow . impact us posentially. this flair up could have pulled off north. that is earl moving around bang lor at this point . within a couple of four or five hours it is done for us . we will be done for earl. that is good news. we'll have complete sunshine much of the eastern sea board and so planning your labor day weekend, behind the storm things are looking beautiful. stay out of the water to let the rip currents go away. tomorrow things will be great. >> a state of emergency declared in new zealand christchurch. a second earthquake hit there this morning. a lot of people are trapped. happens of buildings are collapse power is out to thousands of people and many of the roads are broken up. also in new zealand a skydiving trip turns deadly. nine people were killed including four tourist from ireland, england and germany. it took off east of christchurch where the big earthquake took place. >> big equipment switch on the blown out well in the gulf. bp replaced the well head with a working one. it is expected to reach the water today. blow out preventer i
to use congressman rangel as a punching bag. >> there's a tidal wave coming to delaware. >> this campaign has become a test. >> we are riding it. my opponent is drowning in it. >> she is for more taxes. she is for more spending. >> you see my opponent fighting for the billionaires, for the millionaires. she is also for big government. >> government spending. i can't elaborate right now, i'm too angry. >> sean: it is primary night in america. today voters in seven state took to the polls. the big race we are watching tonight is in delaware, longtime congressman mike castle is being challenged in the republican senate primary by tea party favorite christine o'donnell. polls closed over 60 minutes ago. as you can see the race remains too close to call. as of right now o'donnell is leading castle 55% to 45% with 47% of the precincts reporting. other than joe biden, mike castle is perhaps the most recognizable political name in all of delaware. he has been the state's governor served in congress since 1993, now his political future is in jeopardy thanks to o'donnell looking to pull off a major
others will join us. >> gretchen: log on for our after the show show. it's been a busy day here. continue to watch us throughout the day. >> brian: i'm gog take this. >> ladies and gentlemen, the people of delaware have spoken! [applause] no more politics as usual! bill: just about seven weeks ago now, the stage is finally set for november, we saw a big win for the woman you just heard from, christine o'donnell, a virtual unknown until she won the backing from the tea party and then she kwrobgd off long time congressman mike castle who has never lost a race in his home state of delaware. there are numerous story lines this morning. we love these mornings here, hime bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom". how you doing, martha? martha: doing well, bill. it was a big night, almost double the turnout, also a factor here, o'donnell on the gop ticket, she will run for joe biden's seat in delaware. listen to this: >> a lot of people have already said that we can't win the general election. it is the same -- yes we can! >> yes, we can! >> it is the same so-called experts who sai
, with parents and teachers. >> wow. what does that mean? michelle rhee joins us live this hour. >>> the latest on the american hiker just freed from iranian prison and pleaing for the release of her fiancee and friend still jailed in teheran. good afternoon, everyone. andrea mill el is on assignment. primaries sending shock waves through the gop. an establishment pick has gone down in defeat. this time, the tea party candidate christine o'donnell coming out of nowhere to send congressman mike castle packing. the republicans' dream of retaking the senate may be gone, too. "the washington post" managing editor of postpolitics tonight come and also a msnbc contributor and jonathan alter is an analyst and national affairs columnist for "newsweek" magazine and author of "the promi promise." what a night in politics. unbelievable stuff. jonath jonathan, i spoke with the national senatorial committee chairman saying we are behind her, sending her the mass numb $42,000 from the committee. chairman cornyn sending her a check about his pac. what's this all disunity? [ inaudible ] chris, i can't hear jon
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parino. look at that lead. 47% of the vote in. a week ago, i don't think any of us would have said would it be that big of a lead. >> possibly not. i think there has been surprise as cross the country as each primary has closed. last two weeks ago we had a surprise in alaska. joe miller won. so then, it's happening across the count skpri probably will in november. >> and joe miller, sharon eveningel there. is a battle within the establishment republican supporting arlen specter and charlie crist. rank and file conservatives are saying they're not conservative enough for us. >> the "new york times" says there has been an upstart for tea party people. they can't win. only establishment republican candidates with win. come election in november. let's not buy that line that, is a distraction ask that is plain wrong. today in the senate, we passed another $30 billion stimulus program with support two of republicans. we need a change of direction and new blood so this kind of thing does not happen again. >> i got resentment in this race and got involved because treatment of republicans towards
on us just makes no sense to me. >> this is what i don't get, what do you mean by scapegoating? setting up a blame game situation assuming you're going to get beaten? >> i worry about that a bit. i'm not saying it flat-out. does it cross my mind? sure. i can't think of any other reason to do this. i don't know why you think a way to motivate people is to tell them they're wrong, ungrateful, irresponsible. so when my mind can't find a good political reason. i go to future political reasons. maybe that's it or maybe they're just angry and need to get it in check. >> i think the last one is probably true. human nature may be just ticked off at the left progressive left. let's look at the way the president is using the language. quote, in a new "rolling stone" interview, the president said -- quote the idea that we've got a lot of enthusiasm in the democratic people need to shake off this lethargy. people need to buck up. there's the phrase, josh. i would imagine it's a combination of joan says they're angry that the left has been hitting them hard, and they're trying to get them guilt ridd
that is getting a lot of attention today for anybody who has ever been on an airplane. a u.s. pilot busted, u.s. pilot busted for showing up to work drunk. it's not like he just had to fill out paperwork that day either. he got behind the wheel. the incident taking place yesterday moments before a delta flight was supposed to leave from amsterdam to new jersey. international flight, pilot is drunk. now we're learning this guy pwo have been fine to fly if he had been taking off from new jersey for amsterdam. why is that? trace gallagher is live in our west coast newsroom. trace. >> reporter: can you imagine, megyn being the pilot of this 767, you're in amsterdam, you're taxing toward the runway, you look in your rear view mirror and the cops are pulling you over? that's what happened. the cops got an anonymous message that this guy was drinking, they pulled him over. the pilot has not been identified. he was flying a 767 like the one you see here. this is not the exact one. the pilot is 52 years old from woodbury, new jersey that's all we know. 196 passengers on board. the dutch pilot, or dutch
if they can find a job, and save that space for hardnd criminals that put us at risk. we cannot afford to how's these people. i mean, actually some of them live better than our poor. so i hope this is a turn and i hope other states will take this on. and i really love c-span. it's so important these days. thank you so much. host: thanks for the phone call. we'll keep talking about this. but first, we want to get a quick update about the afghanistan elections. joining us on the phone is paul tate, with reuters and the afghanistan bureau chief. mr. tate, if you could tell us about the headlines that we're seing in this morning. here's one of them. afghan vote marred by irregularities. guest: good morning. it's certainly true there have been thousands of irregularities, we're told, even before voting began. thousands of voter registration cards, ink that was meant to identify people as having voted could be washed off. we even found some kids with bottles of bleach standing outside polling stations showing voters how to wash the ink off. the counting will take a very, very long time. so we're no
're paying attention to this document that's made us historically the freest and most just nation in the face of the earth. >> do you think it's out of the curriculum or do they feel we can offer an overview today? >> well, bruce cole who worked with the national endowment for the humanities for several years said we're suffering from american amnesia. we don't know what it means to be an american anymore because we don't teach civics. we don't teach people the fundamental rules of how our government works. it's too political but ultimately when you don't teach politics, somebody's politics is going to govern just by default. one of the best things we can possibly do is to show the whole system what the check and balances and the ideas that our founders and framers put into the constitution to make sure that we would all be dealt with justly and fairly in our unique form of governor. what washington called an experiment in the republican government. >> and you overall, you know, you have some problems with the supreme court where they're citing international law that i find very disturbing.
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